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A three day education

The city of Gävle offers a unique opportunity to learn more about sustainable waste management in a modern city context. This is an example of a 3-day education on urban waste management that will give you tools, strategies and visions to introduce in your community. As a customer you can always tailor-make your study visit.

The 3-day course provides you with insights into the planning process, legislative considerations, logistics, waste management techniques and strategies, public awareness and communication issues as well as a tailored action plan dedicated to your community development plan.

The course is targeted at politicians, civil servants and businesses with an interest in creating a sustainable city and thirsting for best practice know-how and efficient knowledge transfer with regards to municipal waste management. Start the journey towards a sustainable city now!

Day 1

  • Introduction to the Swedish waste management systems, waste management development over time and legislative drivers.
  • Environmental aspects of waste management.
  • The system perspective and critical success factors and agents.
  • Workshop addressing your local opportunities and challenges.
  • Cultural event and sightseeing.

Day 2

  • Treatment of waste and best available techniques.
  • A site visit - tracking our waste from disposal to the waste management site.
  • A site visit to a biogas plant, compost plant or biomass powered district-heating plant.
  • Dinner with representatives from Gävle region.

Day 3

  • Public awareness and behavioural change.
  • Workshop defining a strategy and next steps
  • The waste management company of tomorrow -from rubbish man to business man.
  • Evaluation and discussions.
  • Closing diploma ceremony.

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